Date(s) - 07/05/2023
5:45 pm


Outdoor Activities

The Yards of Kendal

Walk: The Yards of Kendal.

For: Adults and children.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours. This walk should finish in time to allow you to join the Scout Scar Sunset Walk at 7:30. If it is running late you can leave this walk in order to join the Scout Scar Sunset Walk.

Distance / Ascent: N/A.

Grading: Easy.

Description: The Yards of Kendal are one of the town’s most distinctive features. They are a characteristic portrayal of parts of Kendal‘s unique history. In days gone by they were a series of thriving little communities lined with cottages and workshops.

With the march of progress and the wholesale destruction during the slum clearances of the 1960s, their number has been drastically reduced to become little more than a tourist attraction. Having said that, there is still life in the Yards and they deserve more than a superficial inspection. This walk will take you down some of the more picturesque ones revealing their history.

Meeting Place: The Town Hall, Kendal

Meeting Time: Sunday at 5:45pm.

Leader / Organisation: Jon Robinson / John Bateson / Kendal Civic Society.

Equipment: Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

Dogs: Yes – if on lead.

Max No People: 25-30.

Cost: Free. Please consider donating to the Civic Society on the day.

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